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Patient centricity is required in clinical research. Listen to why patients join our communities, how nurses receive our patients at sites and why patient organizations cooperate with James Lind Care.
Patient stories on why they are members
Ayaba, 40 years old
I’m a member of James Lind Care’s Danish patient community because I would like to contribute to improve the research in medical treatment of chronic diseases, and also help by making the medical treatment more accessible and beneficial for the whole society. And I can also get a better understanding of my own health by participating in clinical trials.
Siggi, 71 years old
By being a member, and participating in clinical trials, I hope to be an active part of expanding our knowledge in terms of medical treatment of chronic diseases. This should hopefully lead to better medical treatment for all. In my point of view, if you, as a citizen in our society, expect to receive good medical treatment through your entire life, you also have a moral obligation to give something back to medical system and help research development
Jane, 53 years old
I will recommend other people suffering from a chronic disease to participate in clinical trials and become a member of the British Research Panel (James Lind Care’s patient community in the UK).. There’s no cost for participating in clinical trials, all expenses for transport are covered, you have a weekly health check and you may help other people suffering from MS or other diseases, by developing new and better medical treatment
Nurse’s stories on receiving pre-qualified patients from JLI
Ewa, research nurse
The patient communities of James Lind Care, is actually a remarkably good idea. As research nurses we can really feel the motivation and drive of these patients. They really want to make a difference. And their voluntary participation makes me a very happy nurse.
Elsebeth, Research Nurse
James Lind Care’s patient communities are brilliant, because it’s based on volunteering and commitment of people who want to participate in research. When I call the volunteer patients, the majority are more than happy to contribute.
Katja, Research Nurse
I did not expect just how fruitful our collaboration with James Lind Care would be in finding patients with chronic cough for our research project. But I had a really positive experience, especially since we met our target in reaching enough randomized patients. Everything went quickly and smooth, and last but not least, we were in close contact with their research nurse.
Patient organisations' stories on fighting for patients’ rights in clinical trials.
Charlotte Lindgaard Nielsen, head of The Colitis & Crohn’s Association in Denmark
We know that our members want even better treatments for their various bowel ailments. This can only happen through research, and that’s why we are partnering with James Lind Care to increase the focus on research participation. We believe that this collaboration will put the need for research in this area higher on the agenda.
Research projects and clinical studies are risking cancellation, because researchers and patients have difficulty finding each other. That’s why we hope that this partnership with James Lind Care will help articulate the need for research participation.
Lisbeth Søbæk Hansen, head of The Lung Cancer Association in Denmark
I was surprised to see just how eager our members were to sign up for participation in clinical research. It was hard to keep up with all their inquiries. For us it’s all about improving treatment and conditions for lung cancer patients. That is why a collaboration with James Lind Care makes incredibly good sense to us.
Lone McCollaugh, head of The Liver Association in Denmark
The Danish Liver Association supports the work that James Lind Care is doing because we — and the other patient associations — feel that there is great willingness in patients to participate in research projects.
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